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Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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Historic Site
Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Arrange your visit to Karakorum (Kharkhorin) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kharkhorin using our Kharkhorin travel itinerary maker.
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  • The communists did a thorough job in Mongolia when they tried to eradicate the past. Most of the historical sites of the country are gone or in terrible condition. Luckily Kharkhorin survived the 20th...  more »
  • The monastery in Karakorum was the biggest that we saw in the country. It is surrounded by 108 stupas that shine white in the sun. There are numerous buildings and temples and many of them contain int...  more »
  • Great place to visit for half day with Tibetan style monastery Beautiful Buddha image and mural painting  more »